Patents by Inventor Shubha Nageswaran

Shubha Nageswaran has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10840553
    Abstract: Free-solvent-free lithium sulfonimide salt compositions that are liquid at room temperature, and methods of making free-solvent-free liquid lithium sulfonimide salt compositions. In an embodiment, the methods include mixing one or more lithium sulfonimide salts with one or more ether-based solvents and then removing the free solvent(s) under suitable vacuum, temperature, and time conditions so as to obtain a free-solvent-free liquid lithium sulfonimide salt composition that is liquid at room temperature. In an embodiment, the only solvent molecules that remain in the liquid lithium sulfonimide salt composition are adducted with lithium sulfonimide salt molecules. An example automated processing system for making free-solvent-free liquid lithium sulfonimide salts is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SES Holdings Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajendra P. Singh, Shubha Nageswaran, Qichao Hu
  • Publication number: 20200280098
    Abstract: Free-solvent-free lithium sulfonimide salt compositions that are liquid at room temperature, and methods of making free-solvent-free liquid lithium sulfonimide salt compositions. In an embodiment, the methods include mixing one or more lithium sulfonimide salts with one or more ether-based solvents and then removing the free solvent(s) under suitable vacuum, temperature, and time conditions so as to obtain a free-solvent-free liquid lithium sulfonimide salt composition that is liquid at room temperature. In an embodiment, the only solvent molecules that remain in the liquid lithium sulfonimide salt composition are adducted with lithium sulfonimide salt molecules. An example automated processing system for making free-solvent-free liquid lithium sulfonimide salts is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Rajendra P. Singh, Shubha Nageswaran, Qichao Hu
  • Publication number: 20200280039
    Abstract: Separators, for use in electrochemical devices, that each include a porous body and at least one ionic-flow-control layer that includes at least one copolymer blend tuned to melt at a design temperature so that, when melted, the copolymer blend block the flow of ions of an electrolyte through the porous separator. In some embodiments, each copolymer blend is applied to the porous body in particulate form. In some embodiments, two or more copolymer blends of differing design melting temperatures are provided to the ionic-flow-control layer. In embodiments having multiple differing copolymer blends of differing melting temperatures, the copolymer blends may be provided in the ionic-flow-control layer in discrete regions or as a mixture of un-melted particles. An ionic-flow-control layer may be provided separately from or integrally with a porous separator body. Electrochemical devices including ionic-flow-control layers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Shubha Nageswaran, Mackenzie King, Robert Graves, Qichao Hu
  • Patent number: 10566659
    Abstract: Binary and ternary eutectic mixtures and corresponding electrolytes are disclosed. In some embodiments, binary eutectic mixtures and electrolytes each include a first salt, X1+Y1?, and a second salt, X2+Y2?, wherein each of X1+ and X2+ is an alkali metal cation and X1+ is different from X2+; and each of Y1? and Y2? is a sulfonimide anion and Y1? is different from Y2?. In ternary eutectic mixtures and electrolytes further include a third salt, X3+Y3?, wherein X3+ is different from each of X1+ and X2+. In some embodiments, the eutectic mixtures and electrolytes have melting points in a range of about 5° C. to about 70° C. Electrochemical devices containing such eutectic-mixture electrolytes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SES Holdings Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajendra P. Singh, Shubha Nageswaran, Qichao Hu